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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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  • vicmorris1Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident.  With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle. 
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  • michaelwhapples1Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle.  In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia. 

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  • stewartnangle1Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol.  What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones. 
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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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  • Di CoatesDeanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes. 
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People Survey

October 2013

On-line Survey – People

Please be reassured that this is purely a statistical exercise; none of the questions are intended to be judgemental or embarrassing.  You will not be contacted about the information provided unless you request a response in a separate e-mail.  

We are conducting this survey because there is very little information available to the national target shooting organisations about the number of people who are disabled or less able within the sport, and how well the sport is catering for them. 

The information gathered from this survey will be very valuable to the sport in a variety of ways, including:

  • Enabling us to help clubs, shooting grounds and associations to improve accessibility and opportunities for disabled and less able members 
  • Supporting future applications by clubs and associations for grant funding
  • Helping the sport’s governing bodies to assess the demand for target shooting facilities of various types around the country, and to review the services that they offer to their members and affiliated bodies
  • Promoting the sport in a positive way to influential decision-makers, the media and potential supporters.
  • Lobbying about intended legislation that might damage the sport
Please Note:
Some people have reported problems with this form. We have put together a list of things to try that might help.
  • Internal identification number
  • Date and time of the submission
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  • 54.120524 -2.135026
  • Are you a member of:-
    (tick all that apply)
  • Are you:-
  • Is your age:-
  • What disciplines do you take part in?
    (tick all that apply)
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  • Do you take part as:-
    (tick all that apply)
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  • What level of the sport do you compete at?
    (tick all that apply)
  • What is the nature of your disability or impairment?
    (tick all that apply)
  • Do you use:-
  • What is the level of your disability/impairment for shooting purposes?
  • What modifications to standard* shooting technique do you need?

    *”standard” means the conventional equipment or technique laid down in governing bodies’ regulations for shooting by people with no disability or impairment.

  • Do you have a dispensation or certificate issued by the CPSA, NRA or NSRA allowing you to take part in their competitions using a technique that is outside the standard technical rules?
  • Do you have an ISCD classification?
  • Did you start shooting before or after you became disabled or less able?
  • If you were shooting before you became disabled or less able, how easy was it to adapt your technique to continue shooting?
  • If you use special equipment, is it provided by:-
  • Do you receive suitable coaching advice?

Thank you very much for taking time to complete the survey.  We wish you good shooting.

If you wish to seek information or advice from the DSP, or if you are willing to provide advice to other shooters in a similar position to yourself, please email us via the Contacts page.

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Videos on disabled target shooting now on Vimeo and YouTube. You are invited to contribute your videos.

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survey Information about people and facilities is vital to our work (and funding). YOU can help by completing our People and Clubs/Grounds Surveys.

£250,000 for Clubs!

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Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting. 

International Development

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Read about how we are hoping to expand the range of international competitions open to disabled shooters, and let us know if you can help.  

Helpful Stuff

Vision for Shooters

For most shooters, being able to see well enough to aim accurately is the key to our sport. Our Vision Section has lots of information to help all shooters who have vision problems, great or small.

Funding Guidance & Information

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Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site. 

Advice for Clubs

EFDS Inclusion Hub is a free on-line resource created by the English Federation of Disability Sport for clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly and include more disabled people in their activities.
More information

Disability Awareness

For those encountering people who have various types of disabilities, we offer a round-up of some on-line advice and videos that may help to put everyone at their ease.